B.O. Plummets 20% As War Breaks Out

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Until the outbreak of the Persian Gulf war, the cinema business remained fairly buoyant in most territories outside the danger zone. But by last Friday, distribs in France and Italy reported takings…

'Cyrano' Surges, Sets Records In London

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War in the Persian Gulf slowed b.o. in the week ended Jan. 18, but there were some notable exceptions, including pace-setter “Arachnophobia,” whose steady second round again topped £1 million ($1.90…

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Domestic Film DAILY

PROVIDED BY: Box Office

  1. 1

    Dawn of The Planet of The Apes

    Daily Gross:$3.9M

    Cume to07.23.14: $152.4M

    Dawn of The Planet of The Apes

    1
    Daily:$3.9M Cumulative:$152.4M Fox -23.45%
  2. 2

    The Purge: Anarchy

    Daily Gross:$2.6M

    Cume to07.23.14: $39.3M

    The Purge: Anarchy

    2
    Daily:$2.6M Cumulative:$39.3M Universal Pictures -27.93%
  3. 3

    Planes: Fire and Rescue

    Daily Gross:$2.1M

    Cume to07.23.14: $23.8M

    Planes: Fire and Rescue

    3
    Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$23.8M Disney -8.99%

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Briefing: Film Distribution

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With 80% of the 1990 U.K. gross of around £240 million, the U.S. majors strengthened their grip on the British boxoffice. For the indies, deprived of video revenue as vid rentals stalled, it was a…

Chatter In The Wings

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London Arthur Miller's next play, “The Ride Down Mount Morgan,” Michael Blakemore directing, may preem in London this year for producer Robert Fox. The trio has been huddling here. A recent Hampstead…